IV. HORSE GEAR
following is the only acceptable saddle and tack used by the
M1859 issue is standard. This saddle had a rawhide seat with
iron fittings and brass pommel and cantle shields. Skirts,
sweat fenders, and stirrups (covered) should be proper period
M1859 McClellan style required. It has two pouches, laced
compartments, single straps, and is black leather.
M1859 style is needed. It is of black leather with a six foot
leather lead strap.
is to be M1859 bit. It is to be black leather, single cheek
buckles, period curb chain. It can be 1863 U.S. bit and period.
WATERING BIT (optional)
M1859 style is needed. It is to be black reins attached.
BREAST STRAP (optional)
Breast strap (heart shape )
M1859 style or 1863 style is acceptable. It is attached to
the halter and allows you to hook the horses together for
SURCINGLE (required you will not mount up without it.)
must item to have with a McClellan saddle.
straps are needed to tie your gear to the saddle.
M1859 style is to be used to keep your carbine from swinging
while riding. This is not optional and will be used to secure